A royal horse owned by Queen Elizabeth II was a winner on the final day of the May Festival at Chester Races .

Dartmouth, ridden by Ryan Moore, cantered home on his Chester debut to win the Boodles Diamond Ormonde Stakes on Friday (May 6).

Unfortunately light cloud replaced the clear skies of earlier in the week for most of the festival’s closing day, known as City Day.

But it was not enough to put off a crowd of 22,012 from enjoying themselves at the Roodee.

They were on hand to witness the special royal winner in the most prestigious race of the afternoon.

Ryan Moore riding Dartmouth on their way to winning The Boodles Diamond Ormonde Stakes at Chester racecourse on May 6, 2016

The Queen’s racing manager John Warren said: “I should think he’s got to dip his toe into a slightly bigger pool now.

“I think the way things are going, he’s going to take his chance in an upgrade again.”

Moore was also named the most successful jockey of the meeting with five wins.

He said of Dartmouth: “He’s done well. He’s progressed and I’m really pleased with him. It wouldn’t really be his track but he enjoyed himself.”

Elsewhere on Friday there were three victories for jockey Richard Kingscote and another for Silvestre De Sousa.

Indira was the winner of the final race of the festival at 5.20pm, the TCC 10th Birthday Apprentice Handicap.

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Those watching on the day included Liverpool FC chief executive Ian Ayre and Granada TV anchor Lucy Meacock .

Liverpool FC Chief Executive Ian Ayre and his partner, watching Friday's Boodles City Day at Chester Races on Chester racecourse, the night after Liverpool beat Villa Real in the Europa Semi Final

There was also no stopping racegoers from coming out in their finest dresses and suits, as they had done throughout the week.

Chester Racecourse will now go quiet for the next three weeks until Roman Day on May 28.

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